Nightside Report Aug. 2, 2021: Worker injured at warehouse after slab of granite falls on his legs, Detroit police chief concerned about video showing officer punching man in Greektown

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Worker injured after slab of granite falls on his legs
Worker injured after slab of granite falls on his legs

Worker injured at Sterling Heights warehouse after slab of granite falls on his legs

DETROIT – A man was injured while working a job in Macomb County Monday.

Things went back to work quickly Monday after the incident that was scary, but thankfully not fatal or life-threatening.

Emergency crews back out at the Stone Warehouse in Sterling Heights after a slab of stone slipped loose falling on a worker who had only been on the job about a year.

Employees say it was one of the wholesale granite and marble company’s smaller sized slabs still weighing in at around 600 to 700 pounds.

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Michigan COVID: Here’s what to know Aug. 2, 2021

Metro Detroit weather: Temperatures, humidity start to rise this week

If the remainder of August looks and feels like this, we’re in for a treat. But you know that won’t happen even before you read this.

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4 Fast Facts

  • On Monday, Detroit Interim Police Chief James White said he has serious concerns about a video showing an officer assaulting a man over the weekend in Greektown. Click here to read more.
  • Two teenagers were killed and another was critically injured Monday in a crash in Washtenaw County, police said. Click here to read more.
  • A mishap on the streets of Warren sent Mayor Jim Fouts to the hospital. Click here to read more.
  • The upheaval on the Detroit City Council seems to be far from over after the federal government accused councilman Andre Spivey of taking a bribe. Click here to read more.

Be Informed

What safe in-person learning looks like in school districts across Metro Detroit

The vision of a safe in-person learning environment for schools in Michigan varies depending on the school district.

The CDC announced last week that it highly recommends teachers and students, even those who are fully vaccinated against COVID, continue to wear masks indoors at school.

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Beaumont health experts push for universal mask-wearing, those eligible to get vaccinated

Beaumont Health experts are pushing for everyone to wear masks to slow the spread of the COVID delta variant.

They said the variant could be a disaster for Michigan. They also pushed for those eligible to get vaccinated.

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About the Author:

DeJanay Booth joined WDIV as a web producer in July 2020. She previously worked as a news reporter in New Mexico before moving back to Michigan.